John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct

John Hunter Health & Innovation Precinct

Anchoring health knowledge and innovation in the growing Hunter region.

As part of its $10.1b investment in health infrastructure to 2024, the NSW Government invested $835m to redevelop the existing John Hunter and John Hunter Children’s hospitals. The redevelopment will deliver the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct, a ground-breaking and integrated health zone that will service the growing community in the Hunter region.  

Health precincts are a key area of strategic reform for the NSW Government. They bring together innovation, research, commercial investment and place-making to deliver enhanced health, economic, sustainable and social outcomes for the community.   

The APP Group was appointed as the lead Project Manager for the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct project. The role covers multiple work packages delivered under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) model including mine subsidence and service infrastructure diversions, road network upgrades, and refurbishments to existing buildings.  

In addition, The APP Group will provide design development, stakeholder engagement, clinical planning and gap analysis services throughout the project delivery phases.

NSW Health Infrastructure
Newcastle, New South Wales
Project status
2021 – Active
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Co-locating clinical service delivery with innovation, education and community activities.  

At the core of the project is a new seven-storey Acute Services Building which will deliver: 

  • a new Emergency Department 
  • adult and paediatric critical care services 
  • 22 operating theatres and nine interventional suites 
  • imaging services 
  • a birthing suite and inpatient maternity unit 
  • neonatal intensive care and a special care nursery 
  • clinical and non-clinical support services 
  • Hospital Executive and Management Unit 
  • retail spaces 
  • rooftop helipad 
  • increased car parking capacity
John Hunter Hospital exterior entry